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cars and that's politically inconvenient truth in higher gasoline prices move in that direction. i think we remember what the energy secretary said at the beginning of barack obama's term. we have need have gasoline prices as high as europe. he's been criticized by republicans ever since. would you agree, it's politically inconvenient but also an open secret? >> i wouldn't say that. yms don't forget the first thing that happens when the prices go up is people downsize. they get smaller vehicles, and that's not a very -- technology or shift to different fuels. it's kind of reality. so don't forget consumers have incredible choice. that's our job to provide them with choice with a good product and meet their needs. but it's the idea that we're going, you know, funnel consumers in to some policy-driven choices here, i think it's we're optimistic. >> as well. the other half of the equation, i but the other half of the equation is what can we do as automakers? and, you know, trying to innovate, trying to reduce costs, trying to develop new technology, compete with one another, you know,
secretary of state and he speaks for america on behalf of the obama administration. that, i yield the floor. >> the senator from tennessee. >> thank you. >> i want to thank the chairman for holding this hearing. the way that paulson politics are in washington, sometimes it seems that we can't be happy for someone on the other side of the aisle and nothing could be further from the truth, and i would just like to say that i thought that senator kerry acquitted himself exceptionally well in the hearings that he had last week. i thought they were wide-ranging and i thought that he had the opportunity to display and anyone who has lived a life that has been touched by john kerry, i am happy for him and his family and the fact that he will be able to express himself. his dad was a foreign service officer and he certainly made a splash, some people thought it was negative, others positive, he certainly made a splash during the vietnam era and from that point on has been very active. again, i thought he acquitted himself exceptionally well. just because of some of the things that have happened in
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